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The Australian Prime Minister appoints a record number of women in the country’s new cabinet


Australia’s new federal ministry took the oath of office on Wednesday (June 1st), with Prime Minister Anthony Albanese appointing a record number of women to a diverse team in the cabinet, which includes religious minorities and Indigenous Australians.

A total of 10 women have been included in Albanese’s 23-member cabinet, seven ahead of Scott Morrison’s former Liberal-National coalition government, according to Reuters.

Australia’s federal cabinet has a record number of women, a total of 10, with both Muslim and Arborist ministers

Industry Minister Ed Husic and Youth Minister Anne Aly became Australia’s first Muslim federal ministers at a ceremony in the national capital, Canberra, while Linda Burney, wearing a kangaroo cloak, became the first arboreal woman to hold the Indigenous ministry. Australians.

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Albanese said on Tuesday (May 31st) that Labor would rule alone with 77 seats in the lower house of the 151-seat legislature, allowing it to form a majority government without the support of independents and climate-focused Greens.

Australia’s center-left Labor Party has secured enough seats in the lower house of parliament to govern alone and without the support of independents or small parties, the country’s new prime minister, Anthony Albanese, said on Tuesday (May 31st).

Speaking at a press conference on Tuesday night, after counting the results, the Albanian prime minister said that the Labor Party won 77 seats, with the majority in the House of Representatives with 151 seats, according to Reuters.

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The Labor Party of Australia is ready to govern on its own after it needs no independents and greens

Obtaining a majority reduces the risk of Labor having to negotiate with a group of 16 MPs – mostly independents and climate-oriented Greens – to pass legislation, although they will still need to gain additional law support in the upper house of parliament.

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